Arts & living

  • Mirror, Mirror

    Check out Surry artist Stephanie Eleftheriou’s intricate wall mirrors on view downstairs at the Ellsworth Public Library. Eleftheriou celebrates nature by using and contrasting lichens, birch bark and other material collected from the Maine coast and woods. People who purchase the fragile creations are advised to lightly spritz the moss, lichens and British Soldiers. “Our

  • Artist Weaves Tale for Students

    Fiber artist Susan Barrett Merrill spent the whole day March 27 as an artist in residence at the Islesford School. Susan gave a slideshow on fiber history in the morning including a photograph of a 2,500-year-old saddle and rug that is thought to be the oldest example fiber art. Everyone learned about spinning and weaving, and made looms from notebook binders. The younger class made friendship bracelets and the older class made belts with power symbols, similar to those found in cultures throughout the world. Susan plans to return in May to help the students build an earth loom.

  • Artist Weaves Tale for Students

    Fiber artist Susan Barrett Merrill spent the whole day March 27 as an artist in residence at the Islesford School. Susan gave a slideshow on fiber history in the morning including a photograph of a 2,500-year-old saddle and rug that is thought to be the oldest example fiber art. Everyone learned about spinning and weaving,

  • Sail Away

    TREMONT — Bernard marine artist Art Paine will be showing his works at the newly renovated Bass Harbor Memorial Library through Thursday, April 30.